Winter Career Launches for Arts & Sciences Majors

Was one of your new year’s resolutions to get your career-readiness in order?

Are you interested in elevating your professional development in a way tailored for Arts & Sciences majors?

Are you ready to move beyond “my name is _______ and I am a Sociology major”?

When you tell people your major, how often do you hear: “What will you do with that?” You might have heard someone tell you, “You can do anything you want!” But is that any less stressful?

The truth is that very few people know what their purpose is before doing the work that becomes their purpose. The goal of this workshop is to give you a place to start. By the end of this session, you will have crafted a mission statement about who you are, what you care about, and how you want to make an impact, all of which can be immediately put to use in your resume or LinkedIn, at networking events and beyond.

This quarter, Career Launches will be held on:

  • Wednesday, February 21st at 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 6th at 3pm

Register for a launch here:

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Community Oriented Public Health Practice and MPH Open House Events

Are you considering a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree? There is still time to apply to the MPH in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program for Autumn 2018!

Join COPHP faculty, students, and staff for an informational Open House, and learn more about earning your MPH from an innovative, top-ranked program dedicated to social justice and community engagement. Refreshments will be provided.

Open House Dates:

–        Thursday 2/15/18, 6:00-8:00pm, Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T531; Facebook event here; RSVP here

–        Thursday 4/26/18, 6:00-8:00pm, South Campus Center, Room SOCC 303; Facebook event here; RSVP here

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Study Abroad SOC & OMAD: Contemporary Challenges in Spain, Early Fall 2018

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Study Abroad SOC & OMAD: Contemporary Challenges in Spain, Early Fall 2018

August 20 – September 16, 2018

Students will have the opportunity to travel throughout Spain to learn about the critical issues affecting Spanish society in the wake of the global economic crisis.
Hear from a range of policymakers and organizational leaders addressing issues such as feminism, the Roma community, immigration and minority rights, housing, and youth unemployment. Explore, learn, write, and reflect on how the situation and efforts in Spain are similar or different from what is happening in the US.

Program Cost: $4,300 UW Leon Center Fee: $765 Study Abroad Fee: $450
Application Deadline: Feburary 15, 2018
For more information & to apply:

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Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internships: APPS OPEN FOR SPRING/SUMMER COHORT

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website.  With special funding from the UW Doorway Project, the Spring/Summer 2018 UCBI program will focus on supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the U-District of Seattle and surrounding areas. UCBI provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both spring and summer quarters. Internships begin March, 27 2018  and conclude August 17, 2018.  

The Undergraduate Community-Based Internship (UCBI) program, developed in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates to grow professionally and personally, examine issues of social justice, gain an understanding of the diverse communities in Seattle and explore career paths in the public and non-profit sectors.

More information and application materials may be found on the Carlson Center’s web site at The online application for the program is now open and applications must be submitted by11:59 pm on Monday, February 20.  All organizations for the spring/summer cohort focus on serving homeless youth and young adults.  Applicants will have the opportunity to select the organization(s) they are most interested in interviewing with AFTER their general application materials are submitted.

Questions? Email; give our team of Graduate Student Mentors a call at (206) 543-5514; or visit Mary Gates Hall 171 and ask to speak with a Graduate Student Mentor for UCBI

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Society and the Oceans: NW Credits for Spring

Society and the Oceans SMEA/ENVIR/JSIS B 103

Counts toward both I&S and NW credit requirements
5 Credits, Spring 2018
Professor Patrick Christie
Meets MWF 1-2:20 PM. Mary Gates Hall 231.

Class focus: Today the oceans have become the ultimate proving ground of whether humans are capable of achieving a sustainable relationship with a planet showing increasing signs of stress. Dealing with these complex human-environment interactions requires study rooted in both the social and natural sciences and responses that employ difficult-to-develop institutional arrangements. Students will learn how human values, institutions, culture, and history shape environmental issues and policy responses. The course consists of four units: an introduction to how human values and interests shape our interactions, through time, with the marine environment; an examination of the concept of “tragedy of the commons”; a review of Washington State salmon and Southeast Asia coral reef marine environmental issues and current policy responses; and charting a path for marine policy. Lectures, discussion, and short writing exercises will used in class.

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Intro to Business course for non-business majors (NW, no pre=reqs, online)

ESRM 320, Marketing & Management From a Sustainability Perspective, is a course that:

  • gives NW and I&S and 5 credits
  • has no prerequisites
  • has a course website is at
  • Note this is a hybrid online course (hybrid meaning there are two mandatory in-person exams on 5.3 and 5.31, 4:30-6:50 pm, in 223 Anderson Hall Seattle Campus and has several online quizzes on specific dates/times

Overview: Marketing and Management. In ESRM 320, we explore two of the four primary business dimensions: marketing and human resource management (companion course ESRM 321 explores finance and accounting). Marketing refers to promoting, pricing, and distributing new and existing products and services that are aimed at satisfying consumers’ wants, needs, and objectives. Human resource management refers to developing, managing, and motivating human capital and resources. Sustainability refers to integrating environmental, social, and financial elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. Integrating these three is called the triple bottom line. In business, the bottom line refers to net income or profits because it is the last (i.e., bottom) line in a company’s income statement; profits are essential because a business is unsustainable without them. Sustaining the planet over the long term depends not on one but all three bottom lines. We will explore the meaning and importance of sustainable business practices.

Course Goals. ESRM 320 has two primary student learning objectives: 1) learn business concepts and 2) gain hands on experience assessing corporate sustainability performance. The business learning objectives below underlined are achieved through listening to online recorded business lectures and reading the required Nickels textbook while the sustainability learning objectives in bold below are achieved through assessing GRI indicators using sustainability report information.

Learning Objectives (at the end of this course, students should be able to do the following).

–  Explain marketing, management, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability concepts

–  Describe how markets are segmented, targeted, and products positioned to satisfy individual, government, and business consumers’ needs

–  Compare techniques for creating value-added products; valuing environmental and social externalities and managing traditional pricing; developing distribution strategies and “greening” the supply chain; and creating and implementing promotion campaigns

–  Define managerial and leadership styles and theories of motivation

–  Summarize the human resource process of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees

–  Summarize how a commitment to sustainability can enhance customer and employee satisfaction

–  Describe Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting

–  Assess human rights, labor practices, product responsibility, and society sustainability performance

–  Analyze real world sustainability performance using data in corporate sustainability reports

–  Summarize and interpret sustainability performance data

You can view the ESRM 320 syllabus at:
IF THIS COURSE IS FULL, THEN email TA Yang Su ( for an add code. 

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“Applying to Health Professional School” 1 credit seminar in spring

GEN ST 297 F (14600)
Applying to Health Professional School

This seminar will meet Tuesdays from 2:30-4:20 in Thomson 101. (1 credit)

The course is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Class time will include small group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, including admissions officials and health professionals.

Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit. Students who score 80 or more points out of a possible 100 points will receive credit. Students’ scores include points for attendance and five writing assignments.

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